Hey! I'm Jen.

I'm basically your stereotypical Coloradan. 

Usually you can find me driving my Subaru around the mountains with a dog as my copilot, a bike on top, and skis or a fly rod in the back seat.  I'm probably drinking coffee or on my way to a brewery (or likely both).

I've been obsessed with wild places for as long as I can remember and few things make me happier than helping my couples have incredible experiences in the place that I call home.

I share my crazy little life with my husband, our six year old son, two crazy rescue dogs, three chickens, and a ball python named Chocolate Milk.

I like my coffee dark, my beer hoppy, and my trails long, winding, and rugged.


I photograph adventure elopements and intimate weddings (for couples who kind of wish they were eloping ...)


I didn't set out to become a wedding photographer.

How did I get here?!

My God!

You know those people who LOVE weddings and couldn't wait to plan their own? I wasn't one of them. When my husband and I were planning our wedding I was SO stoked to be marrying my best friend but way more interested in planning a life than a wedding. 

I picked up my first camera to document our adventures and take pictures of our dogs. Photographing weddings wasn't on my radar until I got talked into doing it by a friend ... and my whole perspective shifted.

I realized that not everyone WANTS the big fancy wedding ... and that maybe the wedding industry needs more people who get that. Maybe it needs more people who wholeheartedly believe in love but don't think that a big stuffy wedding is the way to show it.

If you had told me ten years ago that I'd be spending my career chasing couples around beautiful places with a camera, I never would have believed you. But getting to help my couples have days that feel authentic to who they are ... and giving them badass photos that they will cherish for decades to come? It has been one of the biggest privileges of my life and I can't imagine doing anything else.

Peak inside my playlist ... 

I believe that one of the best ways to get to know someone is through the music that they listen to.

If my life and my work had a soundtrack it would go a little something like this ...

Feel free to give it a listen!


I believe ... 

5000 star hotels are better than 5 star hotels


I believe ... 

its always a good day to be in the mountains


I believe ... 

Nature puts on the best damn shows.

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I love nothing more than connecting with awesome humans! If you dig what I do and think I might be a good fit for you, let's chat!

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